Looking west down Weymouth Street in 2010
|Length||601 m (1,972 ft)|
|Nearest Tube station||Great Portland Street; Oxford Circus; Regents Park; Bond Street|
|East end||Great Portland Street|
|West end||Marylebone High Street|
Weymouth Street lies in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster and connects Marylebone High Street with Great Portland Street. The area was developed in the late 18th century by Henrietta Cavendish Holles and her husband Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford. This part of Marylebone originally belonged to the Manor of Tyburn which existed at the time of the Domesday Book (1086).
The area of Marylebone in which Weymouth Street is located originally belonged to the Manor of Tyburn which existed at the time of the Domesday Book (1086). Weymouth Street was first laid out and built up in the late 1770s and early 1780s in line with the development of Harley Street, Portland Place and Great Portland Street. Approximately a century later, the street was partially rebuilt and modernised mainly with neoclassical architecture. At the beginning of the 1900s, following lease expiries, large mansion blocks were developed near the main intersections of the street. During the London Blitz of 1940-41, the street was struck twice by high explosive bombs. Some of the original 18th century buildings survive to this day, for example at 45-49 Weymouth Street.
Weymouth Street lies in the Parish of St. Marylebone. In administrative terms, the street lies within the City of Westminster's Marylebone High Street Ward as well as the Harley Street Conservation Area. It is one of the four principal streets that cross eastern Marylebone and its renowned medical district in and around Harley Street.
Weymouth Street is part of a rectilinear grid and is crossed by Harley Street, Portland Place, and Hallam Street. The streets that join Weymouth Street on its north side are (east to west) Beaumont Mews, Beaumont Street, Upper Wimpole Street, and Devonshire Mews South. On its south side it is joined by Marylebone Street, Wesley Street, Westmoreland Street, Wimpole Street, Wimpole Mews, and Weymouth Mews.
Almost all of Weymouth Street is now part of the Howard de Walden Estate. Its eastern edge by Great Portland Street is controlled by the Langham Estate (on land once also part of the Howard de Walden Estate).
The street is known for its medical establishments, most notably The Harley Street Clinic built in 1935. Over time, larger institutional and residential buildings replaced earlier Georgian terraces at its intersections with Marylebone High Street, Portland Place and Great Portland Street. In contrast, central sections of the street still "retain much of their former domestic scale and character." The street was lined with trees in 2010 as part of a neighbourhood community and stakeholder-based greening initiative.
Notable residents who have lived on Weymouth Street include Edward Foley (1747–1803), MP, the second son of Lord Foley, of Foley House  Ernest Vaughan, 4th Earl of Lisburne (no 40), James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde (no 14), the portraitist Mary Grace, the actress Mary Wells (actress) (no 12), Michael Faraday (no 18), the writer Jane Marcet (no 49), while psychoanalyst Dr Estelle Maud Cole, journalist and broadcaster Gilbert Harding, the entertainer Hughie Green and the pathologist Professor Keith Simpson (the latter four all lived at 1 Weymouth Street).
There are a large number of listed buildings in Weymouth Street, all of which are Grade II. 69 Portland Place and 115 Harley Street, both of which are on the corner with Weymouth Street, are both Grade II*. 22 Weymouth Street (1934) is notable for its combination of traditional and modernist architectural elements. All of Weymouth Street lies within the Harley Street Conservation Area.
Weymouth Street in 1905 looking east towards Great Portland Street.
WCC Green Plaque unveiling for Professor Keith Simpson at 1 Weymouth Street in 2012
Lord Mayor of Westminster speeches at 1 Weymouth Street in summer 2012
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- Weymouth Street was named after Lady Elizabeth Bentinck, Viscountess Weymouth, daughter of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, who owned this estate. Sources: Bebbington, Gillian (1972). London Street Names. BT Batsford & Fairfield, Sheila (1983). The Streets Of London: A Dictionary Of The Names And Their Origins. Papermac
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- The western end of Weymouth Street was initially called Bowling Green Lane. It was built on the site of the bowling green of the old Marylebone Gardens which was a popular attraction until the late 18th century.
- Bartlett School of Architecture (2016 Draft) Chapter 15: Devonshire, Weymouth and New Cavendish Streets, Survey of London on South-East Marylebone, Vol. 51-2, pp.1-41.
- Source: Air Raid Warden Post D2 (Borough of St Marylebone) located in the Royal Institute of British Architects on Weymouth Street and Portland Place. Records of the explosion noted on Bombsight (2013) Map of the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941 Archived 9 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 01/10/2016.
- Weymouth Street runs to the East and end at Great Portland Street and with it Marylebone's boundary with Fitzrovia.
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- The Langham Estate (undated) The Langham Estate Overview Archived 6 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 05/10/2016
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- Lord Foley was cousin to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford. Source: M. Todd (undated) Broadcasting House from the mid-18th century Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed 08/10/2016
- Bartlett School of Architecture (2016) Survey of London on South-East Marylebone, Vol. 51-2, pp.2-4.
- Historic England. "22, Weymouth Street (1393317)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Westminster City Council (September 2007). "Harley Street Conservation Area Map" (PDF). Westminster City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
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